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Social Contests

Run promotional campaigns on your WordPress site that spread quickly on Facebook and Twitter and drive new customers.

12 reviews
Average Rating
1.7 out of 5 stars
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Free but useless unless you pay $$$
By , for WP 4.1

There are currently four Wishpond plugins which fall into the category of "free but useless unless you pay $$$". Unfortunately, this is one. The products are awesome but the marketing tactics seem so against the way everyone else does it in WPdom.

See my thorough review of another here.

Currently a subscription is listed starting at $45/month, but don't be fooled--that's the yearly rate. Monthly billed monthly starts at $69.

Tried once, spammed often
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I was going to consider this just an undesirable plugin. I tried it, I saw that it needed membership. Now, I'm getting spam emails from Wishpond.

Eg.
Hi

I see that you have successfully created a campaign!

If you have any questions, please reply to this email with them. I'm here to help you anytime you need it :)

Regards,
Paige Tibbles
Wishpond Guru

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I didn't make a campaign. This things phoned home with my WP email address and now I'm getting messages (two in four hours) prompting me to do more.

Not free!
By , for WP 3.7.1

This requires a subscription.

This plugin shouldn't be listed here - it is NOT FREE!
By , for WP 3.6.1

To have this commercial plugin listed here is in fact misleading.

Getting a free traffic to a paid for service is not ideal unless you want to make your Basic plan FREE of charge. Otherwise you should list it somewhere else in my opinion because nothing is free in your offer.

Buyer Beware - SCAM
By , for WP 3.6

I would highly recommend NOT using this plugin. They state 14 day free trial but only if you select the monthly plan. I did not and they would not refund my $ within the 14 day trial.

Paying plugin
By , for WP 3.6

You just have one trial free month.

Nice Features, Lack of Honesty
By , for WP 3.5.2

Honestly, this features looks great.
The problem is the author forgot to note the fact that you have to buy a plan in order to use it.

be clearer about pricing
By , for WP 3.5.1

Please change your description to be upfront that your service is not free.

Requieres a credit card
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In order to start the trial you require a credit card.

Scam
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This plugin is not free. It guides you through all the steps to create a contest then asks you to pick a paid plan starting at 29$.

While paid-for plugins can be great, hiding the fact that users have to pay to make any kind of use of this one is simply a way of fooling people.

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